I’d heard there was a woodpecker nesting in the park and seen the guys with the huge lens pointing at this dead tree. This evening we head a lot of chirping and saw this wee guy popping its head out. There seems to be more woodpeckers around this year.
A couple of the coot nests on the park pond had chicks, spent a while sitting in the sun watching the parents feed and protect on one. Few more photos on Flickr.
First Hawthorn 2021 for me. Hallelujah
The dabchicks we have been watching in the park have abandoned their nest. My wife watched coots tear bits of the nest while the dabchicks splash-surfaced to try and scare them. A few hours later they had left. Still swimming around the pond, we hope they try another site.